Follow us:

Northwest Voices

Seattle Times letters to the editor

December 29, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Chorus signer: Integral to the choir

As local a hard-of-hearing kid, the thought of attending musical concerts and performances was not often considered. Leisurely activities tended toward art galleries and museums, until we attended the Seattle Men’s Chorus [“Critics say chorus interpreter is inaccurate, seek his removal,” NWThursday, Dec. 29].

Its excellent performance was wonderfully supplemented by Kevin Gallagher’s interpretation. Thanks to him, my family has been given the privilege of a fully inclusive choice for the annual holiday show.

As I understand it, his interpretations may not be sufficient for all deaf and hard-of-hearing members of the audience. But I’m shocked by their extensive requests and insistence that Kevin step down. His role in the chorus was, and still is, a significant motivator for my family to see the chorus and he is an irreplaceable member of the choir.

I am thoroughly impressed by the willingness to cooperate with these demands by seeing to it that Kevin will be trained to sufficient standards. After his years — decades, even — of commitment to the chorus, it would be a shame for all involved if that were to end on this account.

Jordan Atwood, Seattle

Comments | More in Arts | Topics: Seattle Men’s Chorus

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►